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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

The Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry Built the First Subway

Thursday, April 10, 2014

What the fans may not realize is that one of the greatest New York–Boston rivalries didn’t happen on a baseball diamond, it happened underground, spurring the very thing that may be bringing fans to a game: The subway.

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NYT's Abramson: New Levels of Secrecy in Obama White House

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson says the administration's criminal leak investigations have "put a chill on national security reporting in Washington."

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Today's Highlights | April 10, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Also on Today's Show As President Barack Obama speaks at a conference commemorating the Civil Rights Act, we look at Obama's civil rights legacy...It turns out Russia was not totally forthcoming in the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombing a year ago.

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How to Survive the Lime, Bacon & Avocado Shortage

Thursday, April 10, 2014

It's a dark day for foodies in America. Shortages of limes and pork have sent prices sky high. And now a potential shortage of avocados has people worried. How will we make guacamole? Eat BLTs? Enjoy a cold, tasty margarita?

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Finding Family Through a Dark Legacy of Slavery

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tess Taylor and Gayle Jessup White were living separate lives on separate sides of the country, when the two women discovered they were related, through not just anyone, but through the Thomas Jefferson family line.

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Illegal Silicone Injections Put Women's Lives at Risk

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A number of Texas-based spa technicians and owners have been arrested in the last few months for giving women illegal silicone injections. Veronica Zaragovia, state reporter for KUT Austin, explains the "butt pumping" fad.

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Today's Highlights | April 09, 2014

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Also on Today's Show The so-called Heartbleed bug was discovered last week by team of Finnish security experts...Two undefeated teams began the 2014 Women's NCAA final, but it couldn't end that way.

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The Winners & Losers of a Time Warner-Comcast Mega-Merger

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Today, Comcast will go before the Senate Judiciary Committee to defend its desire to purchase the second largest-cable company in America—Time Warner Cable—for $45 billion.

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This Is Where: 'Children Live & Dreams Die'

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

In collaboration with our friends down in Miami at WLRN, we're collecting poems that include the words, "This is where." You can participate by sending us a poem about a place that matters to you.

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The Truth About High School Social Hierarchies

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A new study from researchers at the University of California at Davis and Penn State shows that high school social hierarchies are much more complicated and nuanced than previously thought.

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To Infinity & Beyond with Pixar Chief Ed Catmull

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Ed Catmull, now the president of Pixar and Disney Animation, discusses how both managers and employees can contribute to a more creative, and ultimately productive and profitable workplace.

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Tensions Spark Fears of War in Ukraine

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Ukraine's security forces have arrested scores of demonstrators in what it is calling "an anti terrorist operation." In reaction, Moscow has warned that the use of violence against the demonstrators could result in an all out civil war.

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A Survivor's Quest to Support Other Refugees

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Eugenie Mukeshimana narrowly escaped death during the Rwandan genocide. Today she strives to give immigrant genocide survivors the legal and social help they need to rebuild their lives.

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Ancient Flying Reptiles Offer Glimpse at Evolutionary Past

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The newest exhibit at the Natural History Museum puts pterosaurs on display. They are winged reptiles that flew with their fingers, walked on their wings, and ranged from the size of a sparrow to that of an F-16 fighter jet.

 

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In Africa, Anti-Gay Laws Sweep Continent

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

In Africa, there's a quiet trend sweeping the continent and dividing neighbor from neighbor. More than 30 nations worldwide have declared that homosexuality is a crime, and most of these nations are in Africa.

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Minor Infractions Cripple Immigrant Families

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Of the 2 million deportations that have been carried out under President Barack Obama, two-thirds of the cases involve individuals who committed only minor infractions or had no criminal record at all. 

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'The Divide': A Startling Portrait of U.S. Inequality

Monday, April 07, 2014

The idea of "two Americas" is hardly new. In his new book, “The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap,” journalist Matt Taibbi provides a startling portrait of a country fractured by inequality.  

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Rwanda Still Healing 20 Years After Genocide

Monday, April 07, 2014

Commemoration ceremonies have begun in Rwanda 20 years after genocide ripped through the country. The healing, in many ways, has still just begun. What does a nation on its way to healing look like?

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The Takeaway TV Smackdown!

Monday, April 07, 2014

It turns out the NCAA's early history coincides with the early history of television. So why not make a tournament to select the top TV character of all time? All of the winners will be determined by your votes. Check out our brackets here!

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Inside America's 'Superpredator' Panic

Monday, April 07, 2014

In 1994, the murder of Robert Sandifer, an 11-year-old gang member who went by the name "Yummy," set off a wave of panic about the next generation of juvenile criminals.

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